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Robert Reich: In the Bannon-Kushner feud, Americans lose

Robert Reich: In the Bannon-Kushner feud, Americans lose

The White House war between Stephen Bannon and Jared Kushner wouldn't matter in a normal administration with a normal president. But there's nothing normal about the Trump White House, whose major occupant exists in a giant narcissistic bubble impenetrable by anyone but close relatives and a few strong personalities.

Which makes this brawl especially important.

Mr. Kushner is President Trump's trusted son-in-law, a 36-year-old real estate scion who knows nothing about government but a great deal about Mr. Trump, and whose portfolio of responsibilities keeps growing by the day.

Mr. Bannon is the rumpled hero of the anti-establishment populist base that drove Mr. Trump's...

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